Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #6 in Turku, Finland


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Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 4.4 km
Ascend 0 m
Descend 0 m

Experience Turku in Finland in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in TurkuIndividual Sights in Turku

Sight 1: Linnanpuisto

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Linnanpuisto is a park located in Turku, Finland. The park is named after Turku Castle in its vicinity and covers an area of 2.6 hectares.

Wikipedia: Linnanpuisto (FI)

495 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 2: FNS Keihässalmi

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Keihässalmi was a minelayer of the Finnish Navy. She was commissioned in 1957 and remained in service until 1994, after which she was turned into a museum ship in Turku. The vessel was named after the strait of Keihässalmi, which is located in Sipoo. Keihässalmi was the first Finnish minelayer to be constructed after World War II.

Wikipedia: Finnish minelayer Keihässalmi (EN)

8 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 3: FNS Karjala

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The Turunmaa-class fast gunboats was a type of vessel, previously operated by the Finnish Navy in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and trade protection roles. Internationally they were labeled as corvettes.

Wikipedia: Turunmaa class gunboat (EN)

144 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Suomen Joutsen

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Suomen Joutsen

Suomen Joutsen is a steel-hulled full-rigged ship with three square rigged masts. Built in 1902 by Chantiers de Penhoët in St. Nazaire, France, as Laënnec, the ship served two French owners before she was sold to German interest in 1922 and renamed Oldenburg. In 1930, she was acquired by the Government of Finland, refitted to serve as a school ship for the Finnish Navy and given her current name. Suomen Joutsen made eight long international voyages before the Second World War and later served in various support and supply roles during the war. From 1961 on she served as a stationary seamen's school for the Finnish Merchant Navy. In 1991, Suomen Joutsen was donated to the city of Turku and became a museum ship moored next to Forum Marinum.

Wikipedia: Suomen Joutsen (EN)

187 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Päivänkakkara

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Päivänkakkara Jani Rättyä, Antti Stöckell (veistos), Kotivalo (valokuva) / CC-BY-SA-4.0

Daisy is a sculpture erected in the courtyard of Forum Marinum in Turku in 2011, depicting with hyper-realistic precision a huge daisy flower and its stems. The sculpture, made by Jani Rättyä and Antti Stöckell, is 25 metres long and made of wood, metal and reinforced plastic.

Wikipedia: Päivänkakkara (veistos) (FI)

389 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Varvintori

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Varvintori is one of Turku's squares. It was built in its current form in 1991. The name of the square derives from the Swedish name of Veistämöntori, Varfstorget, from an altered vernacular form.

Wikipedia: Varvintori (FI)

169 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Harmony

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Harmonia (Finnish) or Harmoni is a fountain sculpture by Achim Kühn. It is located in the Aura River in Turku, Finland.

Wikipedia: Harmonia (sculpture) (EN), Website

663 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 8: Kakolanmäki

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Kakolanmäki is a hill located in the central area of Turku, which is one of the seven hills of Turku. Until 2007, Turku Prison Central Prison and County Prison operated on the hill.

Wikipedia: Kakolanmäki (FI)

492 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 9: Turku työllä rakennetaan

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Turku työllä rakennetaan Kari Juva (veistos), Kotivalo (valokuva) / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Turku with Work is a bronze sculpture by sculptor Kari Juva unveiled in 1987 in Turku's Barkerinpuisto park at Linnankatu 46.

Wikipedia: Turku työllä rakennetaan (FI), Website

682 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 10: Martinkirkko

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Martin's Church in Turku, Finland is the main church of Martin's parish, founded in 1921. The church was consecrated on the 450th anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther, on November 12, 1933. The designers of the church were the architects Totti Sora and Gunnar Wahlroos. The church represents architectural functionalism. Martin's church is a long church with three aisles with very narrow side aisles. The church has a functional and singular practicality of its own. The barrel-vaulting of the roof is one of the most outstanding features of the church. The altar, the pulpit, and the roof are notable features of architect Sora's work. On the top of the pulpit, the architect has placed a crown. The same theme is featured as a decoration to the hymn list table. The architects have clearly thought of the church as a royal court chamber and for this reason the basic construction is reminiscent of a basilica. The artist Aarre Aaltonen has made five decorative sculptures for the pulpit.

Wikipedia: Martin's Church (EN)

736 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 11: Urheilupuisto

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Turku Sports Park is a sports and recreation area located in the centre of Turku, on the eastern bank of the Aura River. The extensive park area includes several sports facilities, some of which are open all year round. The most significant areas of the park are the Paavo Nurmi Stadium and the upper field, which serves as both a football and American football field. The park also has a disc golf course, outdoor exercise equipment, and several tennis, basketball and volleyball courts. In winter, the park's fields are frozen for ice games. The park is surrounded by the Karikon lenkki fitness track, named after Paavo Karikos, who was Finland's first municipal sports instructor from 1938 to 1969.

Wikipedia: Turun Urheilupuisto (FI)

406 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 12: Samppalinnan tuulimylly

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Samppalinnan tuulimylly

Samppalinna Windmill is a windmill in Turku, completed in 1860, which today is one of the city's attractions. Samppalinna Summer Theatre operates in the vicinity of the mill.

Wikipedia: Samppalinnan tuulimylly (FI)


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